An individual’s genetic makeup has a lot to do with how they live their life: It determines if they will be predisposed to certain behaviors and diseases, and if they will inherit certain traits. Genes are so influential to animals, plants, and microorganisms (which all pass along their genes to their offspring) that the manipulation of them has become an area of great study, and great concern because the consequences of passing on engineered genes have unknown consequences so far.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Non-GMO Project“Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. In the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale. Increasingly, Americans are taking matters into their own hands and choosing to opt out of the GMO experiment.”